Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Saturday I went with Pepper to her awards banquet for Gateway College Prep.  Following the banquet was a dance for the kids and after that, the high-schoolers had an "after party" at IHOP.  The whole day was a treat.

Pepper slept in a bit and then spent the whole day getting ready for the evening.  By the time she was dressed in her floor-length formal and we were walking in, she looked and felt like a princess.  Because of the expense of the banquet tickets, we made it a girls night out and left all the wild and crazy people home with Daddy and Sunshine.

Like every mother in there, I was thinking, "please give my child an award."  Of course she got three!  The first award was a Citizenship award in Geography.  This award goes to a good student who is also considerate of and helpful to others in the class.    

The second was for track, "Most Improved."  She earned this award by shaving 38 seconds off her mile time in a single meet.  Coach Eno said, "When she came off the track and I told her that she had cut 38 seconds off her time, she cried and so did I."  Isn't he wonderful?

Finally, she received highest GPA in Pre-AP Biology.  This from a child that previously was not a fan of science.  She appreciates Mr. Boggs and his teaching has made her love science.  Her GPA in that class is over 97.

Pepper and a friend
Pepper and I sat at a table with the group I call her "Posse."  It was such fun to see the kids hanging out together.  All the girls were sparkling and the boys were spiffed up and great company.  After the awards, the parents left the kids to dance.  When I went to pick her up at 1:30 a.m. (!), she was all smiles.  She was shining, truly. 

Photo credit:  Quinn Henderson

1 comment:

  1. Dreena and Paul,
    Congratulations on raising such a smart, beautiful and special young lady. Mom